The remix of Imany's "Don’t Be So Shy" by Russian DJs Filatov & Karas spends its seventh week atop the German singles chart, becoming one of the most successful tracks produced by Russian artists in the country. It is once again followed by "Cold Water" of Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ, while Felix Jaehn feat. Alma are still at #3 with "Bonfire".
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DJ Snake and Justin Bieber move up four positions closer to the summit in the second week of "Let Me Love You" in the countdown. The song can be found at #4.
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After a long and more or less steady climb, US rock band Disturbed finally make it to the top 20 with their take on "Sound of Silence", the 60s classic of Simon and Garfunkel. The song flies to #13 from #22.
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It's one step up for MØ and her "Final Song" is now at #18, while The Chainsmokers prove to be one of the hottest acts of 2016. After already heaving huge success this year with "Roses" (peak #24, 27 weeks in the chart) and "Don't Let Me Down" (peak #6, this week still in the top 20, at #14), the US DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have another hit on their cards - the song is called "Closer" and with the help of the vocals of Halsey, it skyrockets from #43 to #20.
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twenty one pilots's "Heathens" advances this week by four positions to #22, a place ahead of the highest new entry. "Es war einmal..." is the second offering of the forthcoming album of German hip hop trip Beginner (to be released this Friday). As I've duly noted when the first single "Ahnma" came around, this is the first new material of the band (formerly known as Absolute Beginner) in more than 13 years. Furthermore, "Ahnma" has showed a surprising longevity for a rap song and is still in the top 30, this week up three to #21.
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At #26, up from #33, Alvaro Soler makes it inside the top 30 with "Sofia" just in time before the summer reaches its zenith.
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And finally - two more new peaks are registered in the the top 40 - rappers Bonez MC & Raf Camora rise one to #33 with "Palmen aus Plastik" and their US colleague Kent Jones moves up two to #36 with "Don't Mind".
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The Other New Entries
#73. OneRepublic - Kids
#84. Hanybal mit Nimo - Alle
#85. Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
#89. Lil Kleine & Ronnie Flex - Stoff und Schnaps
#93. Fler - Du hast den schoensten Arsch der Welt
The Album Chart
In the LP chart "Der Holland Job" of Coup, the collaboration of German rappers Haftbefehl and Xatar, becomes the next rap album to land itself directly at the summit. It is the first #1 album for Haftbefehl and the second for Xatar. At #2, up from #25, we can observe how the broadcasting of Andrea Berg's concert in prime time on public television has helped her former number one LP "Seelenbeben" to boost its sales and to return in the top three. I am also certain that this would help ticket sales for the forthcoming tour and I am just wondering - is ARD getting some profit from these sales and why on earth the TV station only promotes schlager stars? Anyway, back to chart business - the LP top three is completed with Billy Talent's "Afraid Of Heights" at #3, while local rock bands Letzte Instanz and Equilibrium debut at #4 and #5 with respectively "Liebe im Krieg" and "Armageddon".